Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 is a software package designed to help individuals with communication disabilities communicate more efficiently. Communicator 5 converts text and symbols into clear speech, and offers easy-to-use tools for computer access, e-mail, text messaging, telephony, environmental control and more.
More efficient communication for all
For emerging communicators to literate adults, Communicator 5 comes with language content designed to match every AAC need., You can customize content through easy-to-use editing tools and communicate via text or symbols, as well as high quality speech for face-to-face communication.
With a modern user interface, improved workflows, smart functions and easy access for caregivers, you can keep language up to date and communicate more efficiently than ever before.
Up and running in minutes
Get started in no time, with the built-in setup guide. Start by selecting one of the predefined user levels, a voice, and a desired input method. Communicator will then create a home page that is pre-populated with industry best practice techniques, clinical, robust, and research-based content as well as relevant page sets.
For personalization and growth, you can remove or edit existing page sets to perfectly match your skills and desires. You can also change the background color of the homepage to better suit your personality as well as easily modify your settings.
Supports all input methods
Use Communicator 5 regardless of your preferred input method. The software supports direct input via touch screen, which has been significantly improved with Windows 8/10, as well as mouse click, mouse dwell, joystick, or head mouse. You can also use gaze interaction together with the Tobii Dynavox I-Series and I-Series+.
If you require feedback before making a selection, use auditory prompts, and if your personal needs change over the day, simply switch between input methods. For example, use touch input in the morning and gaze interaction in the afternoon.
Ideal for single and multiple users
With support for an unlimited number of user profiles on the same device, Communicator 5 is ideal for schools, assessment centers, and care facilities where several users might share the same system. It also works great for single users who might want to have different settings depending on the time of day.
Supports Message Banking
Communicator 5 has built in functions that support the use of Message Banking. Message banking is free service for you to preserve, or record your voice and maintain a personalized connection with family and friends.
We understand that you are dependent on your device and that you need to be able to communicate “right there and then”. That is why we spend quite some time to help speed up your communication. We do this through our symbols, phrases, special keyboards and more.
Communication for symbol users
For those unable to read or write, Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 lets you use symbols or pictures to support your communication. Symbol pages from the Sono Suite are included and are a great way to begin using the software. With the built-in grammar functions, even symbol users can conjugate verbs and adjectives, thereby aiding language learning.
Included with Communicator 5 are over 15,000 communication SymbolStix symbols that enable people of all ages to communicate clearly and understandably. Communicator 5 also supports other standard-format communication symbol and picture libraries, such as Picture Communication Symbols (PCS). You can also import your own photos and pictures from the computer or use the built in camera to take snapshots.
Advantages for literate users
For literate users, a built-in dictionary, frequency-based word prediction, as well as access to the Windows desktop and applications helps improve accuracy. By using “My Phrases”, you can also store and quickly access commonly used expressions and phrases, based on categories such as “at work”, and “at the movies”.
Convenient text communication and high quality voices
Click on the message window or speech button and a clear and understandable voice, specific to your language, age , and gender, speaks. Communicator 5 comes with high quality voices from Acapela and even lets you speak-as-you-type.
Find and download pagesets
Reuse Communicator 4 files or tap into our community and use what other parents, special education teachers and SLPs have already created. By visiting myTobiiDynavox.com you can search, download and share page sets, all for free.
Speed and accuracy
Be more efficient with new keyboard functionality in Communicator 5. Now, there is one consistent layout regardless of which page set you are in. Choose from several keyboard layouts or make your own. Using the most comfortable keyboard layout will help you type more efficiently.
Communicator 5 also features the ability to generate an entire keyboard using smart buttons. This lets you easily change keyboard language or shift between QWERTY, ABC or scan-optimized layouts.
In addition, Communicator 5 keyboards incorporate auditory feedback when a key is clicked and the possibility to customize the dwell time, letting you type faster, or slower, should you want to.
Dramatically increase typing speeds
Increase your typing speed with the brand new function “dwell-free typing ”. Simply let your gaze sweep over the letters that form the words you want to write. With great accuracy, Communicator 5 knows what you want to write.
Not only does Communicator 5 give you access to the functionality within the software itself, but it also gives you control over the Windows environment. This means that you can control Windows applications that are not part of Communicator via the Communicator Windows keyboard and Tobii Dynavox Gaze Interaction Software.
Use Communicator 5 with the latest Windows operating system with updates that bring even more new features. Communicator works on computers running Microsoft® Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10.
Send any text or keystroke combinations using the universal on-screen keyboard to an open Windows application for quick and easy navigation.
Communicator 5 on-screen Windows keyboards are designed to work side by side with Gaze Selection and Mouse Emulation, with the same keyboard layout in Communicator, providing unparalleled access to Windows applications.
Mouse emulation and gaze selection
Replace the traditional mouse cursor with your gaze through a supported eye tracker, like the one in the Tobii Dynavox I-12+ and I-15+. The award winning Gaze Selection software makes it possible to control your desktop, or any other application, through an intuitive two-step process that reduces the risk of unwanted clicks. This gives you more relaxed computer access and the ability to hit smaller targets.
Mouse emulation for switch users
Set up your Switch-scan solutions in a variety of ways using one or two switches. As a switch user, the mouse emulation features enable you to hit any clickable element and to control the standard Windows environment, moving beyond communication pages to a new level of functionality.
|Computer||1.8 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor|
|Memory (RAM)||2.0 GB RAM|
|Hard Disk||3.0 GB available|
|Display||800 x 600 or higher resolution, 1020 x 786 is recommended|
|Operating system||Communicator 5 runs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft operating systems.
– Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
– Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
– Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
– Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
|Browser||Mozilla Firefox 31 or newer is recommended|
|Supported eye trackers||PCEye Go, PCEye Mini, PCEye Explore (with TGIS), I-Series and I-Series+|
|Additional requirements and considerations||Connection to Internet is necessary for License activation. Please Note that Communicator 5 is not supported on the Tobii Dynavox C-Series or P-10 devices|